In the next few months, I hope to post some observations I have accumulated over the years about the state of the world. I seem to spend a lot of my time worrying about things close to me as well as very, very far away. I have always wanted to fix things - and when I do, I'm very good at it. Maybe it's time I threw some of my more philosophical solutions out into the world to see if they stick!
The average person sounds like a Miss America contestant when she's asked, "What kind of world would you like to see?" Everyone wants "world peace," "racial harmony," and enough food for all. These are all very good, but too vague, too large, and they involve too many contingencies.
One of the most effective ways to solve a problem is a step at a time. A series of smaller imperfections or outright problems handled before the bigger picture comes into view.
World peace! There are so many geopolitical, psychological and logistical obstacles to overcome before TWO countries draw up a mutually agreeable treaty, let alone all the world's nations! How about healing the political system, one level at a time perhaps? Change the voting system. Review long-held assumptions. Those sorts of things.
I am a generalist with a solid footing in the arts and the sciences. I read a lot. I'm always thinking. But I really want to hear from my readers. Everyone has insight - whether it's on their own corner of the planet, or about the whole human race. Please share your thoughts about what I say - and what I leave out!
Looking forward to reading your comments!